1 Iyar, 5775
Iyar is the name of the new Hebrew month, and the Hebrew letters of the word are often interpreted to stand for the Hebrew version of the phrase "I am GOD your healer." I recommend ramping up your prayers at this time.
This is an auspicious time for blessings. The trick is to recognize them.
Want to keep things in perspective as you wait for your prayers to be answered (or figure out that they're being answered over time)? Read motivational The Moral Bucket List.
Speaking of bucket lists, I'm kinda wistful for not having achieved a specific item on mine. The Aurora Borealis effect visited more US sites than usual this year, and I missed out on the phenomenon. I've always wanted to stand within its light show. sighhhh...
Two more quick comments for today:
1) Israeli readers need to know that the paper edition of
sold out in Israel. You can buy it directly from the publisher, who ships faster than famous online booksites. Please do. I'll be paid faster that way.
2) Journaling and/or blogging can be an effective way of releasing stress and recovering balancing perspective.
A friend of mine writes a moving, insightful blog Chronicles of an NF Survivor about her struggle to deal with necrotizing fasciitis. You might appreciate her searing honesty and simple humanity. In real life, she's a funny, clever lady and super-wife and mom.
If you need a fast FYI to answer the question "What is fascia?" I'll give you a quick response: It holds us together under our skin. Think of Saran Wrap preventing lots of squishy, gooey stuff from spilling out of or sloshing around in a container, if you're American.
Adding "-itis" to a medical word for body parts means that it is infected/inflamed, BTW.
No matter where you're from, you can check this Wiki entry for a more clinical idea of the stuff.
I'll be back on the road tomorrow, for a week or so. I just might have some nifty medical news to share with you then, so stay tuned for updates.
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